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reports that the u.s. ambassador to libya has been killed. reuters is reporting that ambassador chris stevens and three other embassy employees died in a rocket attack yesterday in benghazi, libya. the government isn't saying much about the attack, but secretary of state hillary clinton did announce late last night that a state department officer had been killed in libya. there have been violent protests in libya over a film an american made that was critical of the prophet muhammad. that film also sparked these demonstrations in egypt. this is the u.s. embassy in cairo where demonstrators scaled walls and tore down an american flag. most of the embassy staff had already left the compound. we aren't hearing of any deaths or serious injuries at that protest. we will monitor the situation in libya and bring you any updates that we receive. first, good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> and good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. right now it is 6:00 a.m. the sun is soon to rise on another beautiful day around the washington region. a live look outside. temperatures 62 degrees here in upper northwest d.c.
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>> loving this weather. storm team 4 meteorologist tom keierein with our forecast. hi, tom. first light of day showing up under a clear sky again this morning. it is a chilly start to the day. take a look around our region. all this thanks to, again, this huge area of high pressure that is still dominating our weather throughout the entire just about eastern half of the nation. no problems up and down the sea board. under a clear sky, temperatures down in the 40s much of shenandoah wa valley, much of western maryland and west virginia. down into the mid-40s in most of those locations. farther east, closer to washington, just near 50 degrees in the nearby suburbs. near 60 in washington and right near the chesapeake bay. hour by hour, by 7:00 a.m., mid-50s. bright and sunny, still that chill in the air. mild midday noon lunch hour into the mid-70s. by 3:00, students coming home from school, low humidity, bright sun near 80 degrees.
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back home from work by late afternoon, upper 70s. sunrise 6:47. sunset 7:20. i'll be back in ten minutes with a hometown forecast. your first 4 traffic with danella. good morning. >> good morning. thanks, tom. if you're traveling the beltway, inner loop of the beltway at the dulles toll road, had a disabled vehicle there, it's now gone. also gone, as you're traveling on i h-95 at prince william parkway. that's clear. we're still seeing delays heavy out of dale city as you continue to head northbound. that right lane was blocked of prince william parkway. now travel lanes open. if you're traveling along i-66, let's talk about the delays. seeing volume as you head eastbound from sudley. really as you make your way towards centerville, no major delays as you make your way, but you are sluggish. not seeing any accidents or major delays as you continue on the beltway. back in ten with another look at
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traffic. 6:02 now. breaking news. the death toll from two factory fires in pakistan is on the rise. more than 190 people are now confirmed dead. the largest fire is at a garment factory in karachi, where crews are still trying to put out the flames. firefighters say many of the 166 died were trapped in a basement. 25 others are dead in a shoe factory in lahore. a man is in the hospital after being stabbed several times in northeast d.c. this happened around 3:30 this morning on lincoln road. the victim's name has not been released at this point. so far no arrests. also new this morning, police are looking for the person responsible for shooting a 16-year-old boy in the district. the shooting happened just after 1:00 this morning near 37th street and riggs road in southeast d.c. the victim was shot in the stomach. he was taken to howard university hospital in serious but stable condition. no word on a motive or a suspect
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description. this morning a mother wants answers in her son's murder. he was shot while he walked to school in prince george's county. police say someone shot marckel ross yesterday morning on old central avenue in capitol heights as he walked to central high school. he was a junior. his mother tells news 4 a group of boys bullied her son last year. she says the bullying was so intense she took her complaints all the way to the board of education. the ross family moved from anne arundel county to district heights in 2009. >> i moved out of anne arundel county for a better life. i felt they were old enough to protect themselves a little bit. so i brought them back up here. >> elizabeth ross said her son made good grades last year, making the honor roll every quarter. prince george's county police is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. the federal reserve is about to take a new step trying to invigorate the u.s. economy. this comes after a record day on wall street.
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the dow closed at a five-year high and end the day at 13,323. expectations on a federal reserve two-day meeting gave bank stocks a boost. investors think the fed will keep short-term interest rates low for at least two more years. major credit rating agency moody's is warning it may downgrade the u.s. credit rating if the government fails to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff at the end of the year. that's the year end expiration of bush era tax cuts plus tax cuts that will automatically take place as part of a deal to raise the debt ceiling. the government may have to pay higher interest rates on some of its $16 trillion debt. the white house denying reports that the president snubbed the israeli prime minister's request for a meeting. an israeli newspaper reported that president obama denied a meeting with benjamin netanyahu later this month during a u.n. general assembly. but a white house spokesman said
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the men simply won't meet because of the president's hectic election schedule. both men spent an hour on the phone discussing iran's nuclear ambitions. yet yet netanyahu has urged the u.s. to take a stand on threatening iran's nuclear policies. recent polls show the president and mitt romney essentially tied in nevada. the republican presidential nominee visited reno yesterday and spoke at the annual national guard convention. >> romney will be in our area tomorrow. he's holding a rally late tomorrow morning at van dyke park in fairfax. it begins at 11:35. the doors open at 9:00 a.m. the event is free and open to the public. the romney campaign is asking that you rsvp on the virginia page on the campaign's website. and mitt romney's running mate focusing on a second
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campaign. paul ryan has begun running tv ads for his congressional re-election effort. he's spending $2 million this week on commercials in milwaukee and madison, wisconsin. it allows ryan to remain a candidate for his congressional seat while running for vice president. right now he holds a double digit lead over his democratic opponent in wisconsin. no more teasing. no more speculation. today is the day apple unveils what is expected to be its new iphone. ahead, the improvements the company likely made. plus no need for the weather app today. it is going to be gorgeous. [ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient.
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this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message.
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all those extra hours could be bad for your health. studies show working more than eight hours a day raises the risk of heart disease by 80%. researchers found long work hours could result in heart attacks and strokes. finnish researchers looked at 12 studies dating back as far as 1958. middle aged workers who put in 55 hours or more a week had poorer brain function than those who worked no more than 40 hours a week. >> ultimately, if you just work your regular hours, you might be more productive in the long run. >> in life, it looks like. people who get up and get out after eight hours may live longer. >> let's take a look at the weather. meteorologist tom kierein hwith the forecast. we have an unusually chilly september morning under way. light blue in the 40s. many of the -- much of the region and the suburbs and rural areas down to the upper 40s, including e mountains, shenandoah valley, and the
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nearby suburbs west, south, and northwest of washington. near 60 in washington, right by the bay. mclean, hometown forecast in fairfax county, by 8:00 a.m., should be in the upper 50s. warm and sunny by the lunch hour. upper 70s throughout the entire region today. chilly in the morning. low humidity. bright sun throughout the day. seven day outlook in ten minutes. danella has a look at traffic now. good morning. >> good morning. thanks, tom. here's a live look from chopper 4 flying over i-95. have an accident just in your right shoulder lane as you travel in the dale city area. delays, really, really heavy delays as you make your way past potomac mills and continue northbound. your travel lanes are open, but you are sluggish. i-270, same delays here. i-95 to clarksburg road, usual delays. but also delays past germantown. past father hurley boulevard,
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the time you get on the road and get on i-270, those delays are going to grow. lastly, looking at the rails, six-minute delay on brunswick east 890, and a ten-minute delay on the vre manassas train 834. it is now 6:13. ahead, when apple's new iphone is expected to hit store shelves. anncr: this casino's in west virginia.
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we want to update you on our top story. breaking news in libya. several media outlets are reporting the u.s. ambassador to libya is among four killed in an outbreak of american violence. al jazeera is reporting that ambassador chris stevens died from smoke inhalation during an attack on the consulate. three other embassy employees are also dead. the violent protests in libya are in response to a film made by an american man that was critical of the prophet muhammad. a whistleblower is getting a big payoff for helping the internal revenue service. a former swas banker given $100 million for helping bring in tax cheats. bradley brinkenfeld told what went on inside the ubs's banking division. it came at a personal cost. he served two years in prison for helping american clients hide their money overseas. he was released last month. >> largest tax fraud in the world, and i sacrificed my reputation, my life, my finances, and this is how i get treated.
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>> his lawyers are now asking for a presidential pardon. amanda knox's former boyfriend is telling his side of the couple's story in a new book due out next week. rafael solecito maintains the couple's innocence in their book "honor bound" but admits their sometimes bizarre behavior gave them reason for suspicion. he talks about how he met knox, their budding love, and the night meredith kircher was murdered. both were originally convicted of the crime but released on appeal. knox is also writing a book in a deal reportedly worth $4 million. a high speed chase came to a striking end in florida. a car that was trying to get away swerved into a guard rail and rammed another car as it was trying to exit i-95 in ft. lauderdale. the car spins to a stop and three suspects jumped out. officers quickly took all three into custody, a teenager and two men. police believe the three may be connected to several burglaries
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earlier yesterday in miami-dade county. the day thousands of tech fans have been waiting for is finally here. today apple will unveil its new iphone 5. experts say it could be in stores within weeks. nbc's jay gray is live in san francisco awaiting the big announcement. jay, what are we talking about here? how good could this be? >> reporter: that's what everybody wants to know, eun. if you listen to the rumors and speculation, it's going to be pretty good. it's supposed to be sleeker, slimmer, faster, do more. it will be amazing to see. what will also be amazing is to see how the hype and furor continues after the release. we have been waiting and watching for months. there have been websites totally devoted to rumors about the iphone 5. today it looks like all those rumors will give way to reality when it's presented here in san francisco. you talked about when people can get it, and that's one of the biggest questions surrounding the phone right now.
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we'll find out for sure in a few hours here. it looks like, early indications are, we could see the 5 shelves by september 21st. they think, when that happens, that initially we'll see early sales of 5,000 to 6,000 of the units. they believe 10,000 to 12,000 by the end of september. that is quite a pair of shoes to fill for this new phone as far as consumers are concerned. we do know in anticipation of the release of the iphone 5, the used phone market has been flooded with iphone 4's and 4s's, people preparing to upgrade. 6:19 now. the obama administration approved the first group of applications to the deferred action for childhood arrivals program months ahead of schedule. the department of homeland security allowing the small group of immigrants to get work permits and avoid deportation for up to two years. that program is for undocumented
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immigrants who came to the u.s. before the age of 16. to qualify, you have to be under 30 years old and have lived in the u.s. for at least five years. the agency so far received 72,000 applications. it is day three of a teachers strike in chicago. so far there is no contract deal in sight. the teachers union and the school board cannot agree on a new teacher evaluation system and a process to decide which laid off teachers can be rehired. union leaders say they will meet this morning to review the school board's new comprehensive proposal. bad news for caps fans. it's looking more and more likely the nhl season will not start on time because of yet another lockout. about 250 players will meet today and tomorrow in new york to discuss a pending work stoppage. the nhl's board of governors is also meeting tomorrow. both sides appear far apart on a new collective bargaining agreement. we could be facing a lockout with no deal is reached by midnight saturday.
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coming up on 6:21 right now. if you're about to send the kids out to the bus stop, you might want to grab a jacket like they have all week long. >> a little light sweater. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here with the forecast. >> light sweater now and short sleeves later. a dramatic change the next several hours. quite a chill in the air. much of virginia and maryland, 40s to low 50s. that includes montgomery, arlington, fairfax, prince george's county, much of southern maryland, northern neck, eastern shore. rural areas of maryland, virginia, and into the mountains this morning. four-day forecast, a bright and sunny day. afternoon highs climbing to around 80 degrees with low humidity and a light wind. another cool start tomorrow morning, down to the mid-50s. afternoon highs near 80 on thursday. another day with low humidity tomorrow. then friday, partly cloudy, near 60 in the morning, amp highs, low 80s. right now it's looking better for the weekend than it did the last couple of days.
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may get an area of high pressure pushing in. looks like a pretty good chance of that, giving us a dry weekend. partly cloudy saturday and sunday. near 80 both days. next chance of rain after that. maybe on tuesday. that's the way it looks right now. i'll be back in between minutes on the storm team 4 weather deck. danella is here now with a look at the traffic. checking our area, what i'm seeing is normal delays. first let's start with i-66. it goes eastbound from the bypass, heavy on the brakes, solid delays. here's a live look at sudley. slow as you make your way from fairfax county parkway. from fairfax county parkway to the beltway, stop and go for you. in montgomery county on the beltway, heavy on the brakes approaching new hampshire avenue. breaks start at college park and very slow as you head towards university boulevard. traffic lanes are open. no accidents to report in that area. two minor delays on the rails. brunswick east train number 890 looking at a six minute delay. ten minutes on the vre manassas
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324. i'm back in ten with another look at traffic. ahead, the big mystery about a secretive construction project at the white house.
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so there's a limestone mine that's now home to a finnish restaurant. diners have to travel 260 feet below ground to eat at this pop down restaurant in the old mine. this is in finland. the food is not cheap there either. a four-course meal runs $164. the restaurant is only open for a limited time apparently. it closes on september 24th. the duchess of cambridge is sparking new rumors she may be pregnant. prince william and katherine are in singapore as part of a nine-day tour to celebrate the queen's diamond jubilee.
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during the toast, kate middleton choeds water instead of wine. but her dress choices are more figure flattering than usual although that looks more figure flattering to me. the dresses have a little more give around the stomach area. i just find it's a bunch of hooey. can a woman choose to drink water and wear more comfy clothes without someone saying she's pregnant. >> yes. is that the right answer? >> yes, it is. the findings that cast doubt on a popular supplement.
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breaking news right now out of libya.
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more information coming in. the u.s. ambassador to libya is dead. he was killed in an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. you see him here. ambassador jay christopher stevens and three other embassy employees died last night in the libyan city of benghazi. the associated press reporting that stevens returned to the consulate to try to evacuate staff members there while the kans lat was under attack, apparently because of some protests sparked by a film that is critical of the prophet muhammad. you can stay with us throughout the morning for updates on the breaking news there. good morning, everybody. welcome back to news 4 today. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. off to a cool start. we will warm up. many of you waking up to temperatures in the 40s, but the sun is coming up, and we will quickly warm up. beautiful day ahead. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein out on the storm team 4 weather deck. tom, you got your jacket on? >> i do. you'll need it this morning. it the down in the 40s to near
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50 degrees throughout much of the region. sky's always putting on a show. we've got the krcrescent moon a venus in the sky, in the southeastern sky. take a look at this sky show. this was put on saturday afternoon and evening right after the storms came through. sent in by wanda miller to weather@nbcwashington.com. share your photos. include your name and location. as we look at the temperature under a clear sky, down to the 40s, much of the area, areas in green in the 50s. that includes montgomery, arlington, fairfax, prince george's county. reagan national 61. hour by hour throughout the day, low humidity, lots of sun by 8:00 a.m. then by midafternoon coming home from school, it will be around 80 degrees, but comfortably dry. coming home in the late afternoon, sunset at 7:20. sunrise just about 15 minutes or so away. i'll be back in ten minutes with
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another hometown forecast. a look at your first 4 traffic on this wednesday morning. here's danella. >> thanks, tom. we'll see you then. if you're taking the roads this morning, traveling in prince george's county along the beltway, you're starting to see your volume increase. it's not that pretty clear. we'll take a live look as you make your way past indian head highway. again, in both directions. no major delays. from 210 as you head towards the wilson bridge, nice and clear. as the sun is rising in both directions, not seeing any heavy volume and no accidents to report. traveling into virginia right now. virginia getting a little busier on the inner loop and outer loop past van dorn. we'll check inner loop speeds. from the wilson bridge to van dorn, that ride will take you six minutes. on the rails, good news. delay along the marc is gone. but still seeing the ten-minute delay along the manassas line, train number 324 on the vre. back in ten with another look at traffic. 6:33 now. a culpeper man whose wife was killed by police earlier this year in a high profile shooting
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has been found dead. 62-year-old gary cook was found by a maintenance worker inside his culpeper apartment yesterday. sources tell news 4 cook may have been dead for several days. his wife patricia was killed by a culpeper town police officer in february. that officer has since been fired and now faces murder charges. cook had also filed a multimillion dollar wrongful death suit. state police say there are no signs of foul flay in cook's death. new this morning, montgomery county police rescue several animals after an al elderly woman was found dead. she was found just after midnight inside her corsica home in bethesda. the woman died of natural causes. the police also found ten small dogs in that home. three did not survive. the other seven were taken to an emergency vet for care. they'll be available for adoption as soon as they're healthy enough. this morning police crewsers are off the streets in
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montgomery county because the crown victorias are being inspected for a steering problem. crown victorias maybe up one-third of the county's fleet. inspectors have already cleared one-third of those cars, and they expect to complete inspections by saturday. thered could be more fallout from former d.c. councilman kwame brown's case. that means that brown has agreed to cooperate in this and other critical matters. it's not clear what those other criminal matters are or who they're pertaining to. brown is awaiting sentencing on a bank fraud charge. he's scheduled to be sentenced in november. d.c. councilman michael brown will have a bit of a kiss advantage heading into november's election. the at large member said someone stole $100,000 from his campaign fund. brown said he found out about the theft in june and fired his campaign treasurer. he hasn't said who the accused thief is but says he's trusted that person for years. >> the person who embezzled from the campaign was someone who had
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been working with me for more than half a decade. it's sma not i had extreme confidence in as well as many members not just in the district of columbia but this region, who he had worked for. it's apparently costing you more and more to get health insurance through your job. a new study finds that the cost of job-based health insurance is increasing faster than employee wages. researchers say the average annual premiums for family coverage jumped 4% this year. individual premiums up about 3%. on average, salaries only went up 2%. this is the 13th straight year insurance costs have increased faster than earnings. in news 4 your health, the popular supplement called fish oil may not have significant benefit when it comes to heart health. fish oil does neither harm nor good. it also shows that people taking fish oil supplements suffered 9%
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fewer heart deaths and 11% fewer heart attacks. the study found no significant difference for other factors, including sudden death, total death, and strokes. >> i recommend to patients they take fish as a first line measure. if they don't like fish or they want to really be sure they're getting omega-3's, there's no harm to taking fish oil and certainly might help. >> the supplements are a source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to be good for the heart. aa local college professor stirring up a debate. what she did during class that one student said caused shock and awe. plus you may have noticed the paint job. why drivers on one local road are seeing red. [ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient.
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this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message.
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after three years of construction, the white house big dig is wrapping up. what's next? no one knows. the administration says the project was an kwumt upgrade. but they tons of heavy concrete and steal beams. the dig is the first of a four-year, $376 million project. they won't say when the second phase will start. >> people keep speculating it's a man cave or something like that. >> there are lots of things about the white house we don't know deliberately. dozens of stories underground. 6:41. time for weather and traffic on the ones. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. this great weather, can it last?
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>> we'll keep it going. good morning. starting off another chilly morning. just near 50 degrees, much of the region under a clear sky. germantown, montgomery county, hometown mower caforecast by 8: mid-70s and by late afternoon upper 70s. the a gorgeous day. lots of sunshine, low humidity. highs reaching near 80 by midafternoon. i'm back with the seven day outlook coming up in ten minutes. a look now at traffic. here's danella. >> good morning. if you're traveling i-270 northbound, report of a disabled vehicle at falls road. can't see it on camera, but i am seeing delays as you head southbound. in the local lanes as well as through lanes, your connection here pretty busy as you head towards the beltway. i-95 in virginia, it's been troublesome and still remains that way. northbound in the wharton area, have a car fire just blocking the left lane. my camera is moving here.
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fire department's on the scene. looks like the fire is out, but that left lane still blocked. if you're traveling on to 395 northbound, you are sluggish from the beltway to about seminary road. to get to the 14th street bridge, that drive right now is going to take you 17 minutes. aaron and eun, back over to you. staying on top of breaking news out of the middle east. the u.s. ambassador to libya has been killed in a can roette attack. u.s. officials are telling cbs news that ambassador christopher stevens had died in the embassy in benghazi. he had only been on the job since may, but he had many years in foreign service, many of those years spent in libya. those attacks were sparked by a movie, it seems. melissa mollet live in the news room with more. good morning. nbc news are working to confirm the identities of all four u.s. officials killed. but as we know, christopher stevens, the u.s. ambassador to
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libya, is among those who died. reuters is reporting they were killed by a rocket after going back to the u.s. consulate to help evacuate others. protesters were marching there and setting small fires. they are upset over the film critical of the prophet muhammad. this has inspired a protest in neighboring egypt. protesters there burning the american flag. an official says they've sent a military plane to tripoli to transport the four bodies back to the u.s. secretary of state clinton did announce late last night a state department officer had been killed. back to you. also breaking this morning, the number of people killed in go factory fires in pakistan staggering right now. 261 people now confirmed dead. that number has been growing all morning. the largest fire is at a garment factory in kwa ra cie. firefighters say as many as 191 were trapped in a basement
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there. 25 others are dead in a shoe factory in lahore. many of pakistan's factories don't have proper safety equipment, fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems. a man was stabbed at 3:30 this morning along lincoln road. the man's name has not been released. so far no arrest is made. also new this morning, police are looking for the person responsible for the shooing a 16-year-old boy in the district. the shooting happened just after 1:00 on seventh street and riggs road in southeast kd.c. the swrikt was taken to the hospital and win serious but st condition. this morning a mother wants to know who shot and killed her son as he walked to school in prince george's county. someone shot marckel ross yesterday morning on old center avenue in capitol heights as he walked to central high school. he was a junior. his mother told news 4 a group of boys bullied her son last
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year. she said the bullying became so intense she took her complaints all the way to the board of education. despite that, her son made good grades. >> every quarter last year. we had been talking about him going to college. i told him i also would like to see him go in the reserves. i'm not going to rest until i find out who killed my son and why. >> prince george's county is offering a 25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction in this case. the search is on this morning for two men who stabbed a dale city man in his own home and stole his car. the men broke into the home on del mar drive around 9:00 last night. they stabbed the homeowner and took his white 1990s model buick regal. the victim was airlifted to a nearby hospital. his condition unknown. police say they do not believe the incident is random and that the men responsible may still be driving that buick. president obama heads west today. he is set to campaign in las vegas this morning.
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nevada is shaping up to be one of the most hotly contested states. the republican presidential nominee visited reno and spoke at the national guard convention. mitt romney will be in our area. he'll hold a rally at van dyke park in fairfax. the doors open at 9:00 a.m. the event is free at and open to the public, but the romney campaign is asking you rsvp on the virginia page on romney's website. and paul ryan is running tv ads for his congressional re-election efforts. he's spending $2 million on commercials this week in milwaukee and madison, wisconsin. a law in that state makes it legal for ryan to remain a canned at that time for his congressional seat while running for vice president. right now he holds a double digit lead over his democratic opponent in wisconsin. if the world's investors are right, the federal reserve is about to take a new step to invigorate the u.s. economy.
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this comes after a record day on wall street. the dow closed at a five year high and ended the day at 13,323. expectations at a federal reserve two-day meeting gave bank stocks a boost. investors think it will keep short term interest rates low at least for another two years. 6:48 right now. one stock to watch today, apple the company is expected to unveil a new iphone. cnbc's seema modi is live with more on that. >> good morning. all the rumors, hype, and speplation has built to this. apple is expected to unveil the new iphone 5 this afternoon. it's expected to work with 4g wireless networks. it will likely be thinner with a bigger screen, and it could be in stores in the next week or so. now, apple is updating its phone software this fall. there is an outside chance that
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apple could take the wraps off a much rumored mini-ipad. most analysts believe the company will wait until next month to do that. facebook co-founder mark zuckerberg did speak in his first major public appearance since the company's rocky debut in may. zuckerberg admits he's disappointed with facebook's stock price, which has lost nearly half of its value. but he urges investors to be patient. he sees a lot of opportunity for facebook to capitalize on the growing mobile market. >> we're going to do the things that we think are going to build value over the long term. over the next three to five years, i think the biggest question that is on everyone's minds that will determine, at least our performance over that period, is really going to be how well we do with mobile. >> zuckerberg says facebook is not developing its own smart phone, but the company is working on a search product to
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help it better compete against the likes of google. so that is the latest and greatest from ceo mark zuckerberg. guys, back over to you. >> seema, thank you. today one of the greatest golfers of all time will be honored by clock. congress. arnold palmer will be honored for his civic activities. he'll be awarded the congressional gold medal, one of the nation's highest civilian honors. thieves took advantage of the power outages after the storm in prince george's county. business owners reported several break-ins on saturday. the owner of this shell gas station tells news 4 thieves targeted his business. thieves reportedly stole copper pipes, damaging the ac unit, which would cost tens of thousands of dollars to repair. he also says security cameras were not working because the power was out. coming up on 6:51 is on your wednesday morning. sun is up, as you can see behind us.
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storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here to tell us about the warmup. >> this is the time of year the nights get longer, days get shorter. we've got the high pressure from canada right on top of us here. thank you, alberta, canada, for this. we've had this live view from the hd 4 city camera. sun up over the potomac river. temperature there at 61. the dewpoint comfortably dry, 51. just a very gentle breeze out of the southwest now. this big area of high pressure over our region giving us a clear sky throughout the entire region this morning. the crescent moon and venus in the eastern sky now fading off a bit. we'll see it again tomorrow morning. 61 at reagan national. it's in the 50s. much of the region right near the bay waters. away from the waters inland, southern maryland, many locations in the upper 40s now. as well as our north and western suburbs. shenandoah wa valley into the
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mountains. as the day progresses, by 8:00 a.m., still going to be cool. bright sun, though. for your lunch hour, you may want to have an alfresco lunch. going to be up in the mid-70s with lots of sun, low humidity in place. coming back home from work and school. we'll have our temperatures near 80 midafternoon. back down to the 70s late afternoon. thursday another gorgeous september day. afternoon highs around 80 degrees with low humidity and lots of sun. more of the same on friday. now the weekend is looking better. last couple of days looks like we might have had some showers around. right now it's looking better that we only have a very small chance of that. otherwise, partly cloudy, saturday, sunday, near 80. morning lows near 70. next day after that, maybe some showers moving in on tuesday. we'll have that perhaps beginning monday night and off and on on tuesday. overall, this dry, gorgeous pattern continuing through the weekend. plan accordingly. and now for your morning commute plan, here's your first 4 traffic with danella.
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good morning. >> good morning. here's the situation on i-95 in virginia. northbound police are still on the scene of an earlier car fire. it was blocking your left lane. at least the fire department was. that fire truck is out of the roadway. now just the left shoulder lane is blocked for you. slow from prince william parkway to the beltway. you're at about 33 miles per hour. northbound, your drive taking 23 minutes. also checking out the delays traveling 29 in maryland. heavy on the brakes between bridge chaney and the beltway. not seeing any accidents, just stop and go and usual delays. pack your patience. over to the rails, two delays still. one marc brunswick east 874, a six-minute delay. ten-minute delay remains on the vre. this is the manassas line train number 324. aaron and eun, back to you. this morning we've gotten an answer to a question thousands of virginia commuters have been asking, what's up with the red lanes on i-66?
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vdot says the color is designed to draw attention to the lanes, which you can only use during certain hours. a sign above with a green arrow or red "x" indicates when you can and can't use those lanes. vdot says it hopes that painting the lanes will make the rules more clear. campus controversy at american university. an assistant professor is under fire after breast-feeding her baby during class. the incident happened during the first day of sex, gender, culture class. professor adrienne pine brought her infant drawer to class and breast fed without covering up in front of 40 students. after the incident, the school newspaper contacted professor pine. she said online she couldn't take her daughter to daycare because she was sick and canceling class did not seem like an option. students are speaking out on both sides of the debate. >> i felt rather uncomfortable in that class, and i don't go to classrooms to feel uncomfortable. >> i think women should be allowed to breast-feed in public. it's not something unnatural and
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not something we should be ashamed of. >> professor pine declined to talk to us. the school i shassued a stateme "au does not have a si that specifically addresses breast-feeding. the university is guided by d.c. law which does not prohibit or allow breast-feeding in certain locations." vllings t the list is out, and harvard has the bragging rights of best college in the country. it tied with princeton for number one overall on the annual list. yale came in third place, followed by columbia and the university of chicago. georgetown is the top ranked local school on that list. it is 21st on the u.s. news and world report list. g. wit w, the university of maryland, and american university made the list as well. >> time for the final forecast, tom. love this weather. gorgeous morning under way. sun is up and a clear sky.
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up near 80 during the afternoon. feast your eyes on the seven day outlook. gorgeous continuing all the way into monday looks like now. highs in 80 during each afternoon. morning lows near 60. next opportunity may be tuesday. danella, how's traffic? slow on i-66. heavy on the brakes at the bypass, jammed even as you continue eastbound very slow. take a look at fairfax county parkway to get to the beltway. take you about 39 miles an hour. 19 minutes. >> thank you for joining us for "news 4 today." >> all right. the "today" show is next. we'll be back in 25 minutes with weather, traffic, and any breaking news. we'll be bac heavy load in america. but mitt romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? this message.
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